Decades of civil strife and armed conflict have negatively impacted access to health services, leaving millions of Somalis to live below emergency standards of health care.


Disrupted water networks and waste management combined with food insecurity and continued displacement leave millions vulnerable to epidemic-prone diseases and place a heavy demand on surveillance networks and immunization programmes. Shortages of qualified healthcare workers prevent the full functionalization of health facilities and essential services with reproductive health and maternal health services heavily impacted.


Shortfalls of essential medicine are key barriers to health access particularly for non-communicable diseases. We are focused on sustaining and expanding essential, quality health services at the community level.